The first species to check it out were the little Pine Siskins. I began to worry about my feeder choice as the siskins did not seem to be able to figure out what to do at first.
The first two birds to approach it appeared confused as to how to get inside, then they flew away! But when this species returned again they finally got it mastered.With luck they appeared to 'fall in; the open spaces in the outer cage. Their preference of entrance seemed to be through the cage openings at the bottom.
Some birds were just to big to fit inside, such as this female Hairy Woodpecker shown below. She is probably wondering how that little Pine Siskin got inside the caged feeder shown below. The Blue Jays were a bit annoyed too as they could not get to the food in the feeder: but there were other feeders nearby with tasty seed offerings.
One very surprising species to figure out how to enter the cage and feed there was this little male Downy woodpecker shown below. what a surprise it was to see him inside.
My most recent photo capture of a different bird species feeding within my caged bird feeder was this little Red-breasted Nuthatch.
What a terrible sight to see when I looked out my window!
When I opened the window to scare him off he ran around the center in a circle as if he couldn't figure how to get out. Then he squeezed tightly through one of the wire openings!
And don't come back!!!!!!
The most recent species to get inside the feeder cage was these American tree Sparrows.